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BlackRock(R) Announces February Cash Distributions for the iShares(R) ETFs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2015) -


BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada"), an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), today announced the February 2015 cash distributions for the iShares ETFs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange which pay on a monthly basis. Unitholders of record of a fund on February 24, 2015 will receive cash distributions payable in respect of that fund on February 27, 2015

Details regarding the "per unit" distribution amounts are as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker   Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Balanced Income CorePortfolio™ ETF CBD   0.05862
CBD.A   0.03684
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBH   0.06499
CBH.A   0.05751
iShares Balanced Growth CorePortfolio™ ETF CBN   0.03064
CBN.A   0.01557
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Corporate Bond Index ETF CBO   0.06590
CBO.A   0.05849
iShares S&P®/TSX® Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index ETF CDZ   0.07400
CDZ.A   0.05596
iShares Equal Weight Banc & Lifeco ETF CEW   0.02300
CEW.A   0.03250
iShares U.S. High Yield Fixed Income Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CHB   0.10978
CHB.A   0.10351
iShares 1-5 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLF   0.05416
CLF.A   0.04574
iShares 1-10 Year Laddered Government Bond Index ETF CLG   0.05514
CLG.A   0.04623
iShares S&P/TSX Canadian Preferred Share Index ETF CPD   0.06206
CPD.A   0.05424
iShares Advantaged Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged) CSD   0.08300
CSD.A   0.07500
iShares US Dividend Growers Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) CUD   0.04375
CUD.A   0.03285
iShares Convertible Bond Index ETF CVD   0.08086
CVD.A   0.07112
iShares Global Monthly Dividend Index ETF CYH   0.05292
CYH.A   0.04689
iShares Canadian Financial Monthly Income ETF FIE   0.04000
FIE.A   0.04000
iShares Canadian Universe Bond Index ETF XBB   0.07764
iShares Canadian Corporate Bond Index ETF XCB   0.06017
iShares Canadian Select Dividend Index ETF XDV   0.08298
iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XEB   0.06962
iShares Core S&P/TSX Composite High Dividend Index ETF XEI   0.08333
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Financials Index ETF XFN   0.07373
iShares Floating Rate Index ETF XFR   0.02000
iShares Canadian Government Bond Index ETF XGB   0.04978
iShares Canadian HYBrid Corporate Bond Index ETF XHB   0.07980
iShares U.S. High Dividend Equity Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHD   0.06866
iShares U.S. High Yield Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XHY   0.09714
iShares U.S. IG Corporate Bond Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XIG   0.05066
iShares Core Canadian Long Term Bond Index ETF XLB   0.07202
iShares S&P/TSX North American Preferred Stock Index ETF (CAD-Hedged) XPF   0.07449
iShares Core High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XQB   0.05034
XQB.A   0.04176
iShares S&P/TSX Capped REIT Index ETF XRE   0.06862
iShares Canadian Short Term Bond Index ETF XSB   0.06327
iShares Core Canadian Short Term Corporate + Maple Bond Index ETF XSH   0.05406
iShares Short Term Strategic Fixed Income ETF XSI   0.06600
iShares Core Short Term High Quality Canadian Bond Index ETF XSQ   0.04107
iShares Diversified Monthly Income ETF XTR   0.06000
iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF XUT   0.05911

The February cash distributions per unit for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF are estimated to be as follows:

Fund Name Fund Ticker   Estimated Cash Distribution Per Unit ($)
iShares Premium Money Market ETF CMR   0.03082
CMR.A   0.01975

BlackRock Canada expects to issue a press release on February 23, 2015, which will provide the final amounts for the iShares Premium Money Market ETF.

Further information on the iShares Funds can be found at

About BlackRock

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2014, BlackRock's AUM was US$4.652 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2014, the firm had approximately 12,200 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at / Twitter: @BlackRockCA / Blog:

About iShares ETFs

iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors of all sizes. With over 700 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies and more than US$1 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2014, iShares helps clients around the world build the core of their portfolios, meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock, trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm.

iShares® ETFs are managed by BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited. 

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in iShares ETFs. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made, as appropriate, only with guidance from a qualified professional. 

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